Cascade Microtech, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets wafer probing and test socket solutions for the electrical measurement and testing of chips. The Company designs, manufactures and assembles its products in Oregon, Minnesota and Dresden, Germany with global sales, service and support centers in North America, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore. Its engineering probe stations provide precise and accurate measurement of semiconductor electrical characteristics during chip design or when optimizing the chip fabrication process. The analytical probes are sold to serve as components of its engineering probe stations, or less often, to serve as components of test equipment manufactured by third parties. Its production probe cards are designed and sold for production test applications. On January 28, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Suss MicroTec Test Systems GmbH. In September 2011, the Company sold its test socket manufacturing business.